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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Yummy Sambar Oats

          Oats are healthy and is generally had as breakfast along with milk, honey, nuts and fruits. They are very rich in fibre and is a diabetic friendly cereal. It can also be made into many dishes like upma (porridge), idli (steamed cakes), dosa (pancakes), etc. Here is a delicious Upma recipe with the addition of some sambar powder for a South Indian flavour.

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 10 sambar onions
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. urad dal (split black gram)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. sambar powder

          Heat oi in a pan and temper with the mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the onion, curry leaves, asafoetida and urad dal. Saute for a minute,
          Now add the oats, salt, turmeric powder, red chili flakes and sambar powder. Saute for a minute or two. 

          Add 2 cups water and simmer on a low flame till the consistency turns thick. Serve as breakfast along with pickles or coconut chutney.

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